For many parents, the month of October means festive Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating but it can also mean knowing which haunted attractions are appropriate for your kids and which ones are not. Anyone who has ever been to Halloween Horror Nights or Howl-O-Scream will tell you they are no place to bring kids under the age of 13. Instead the local tradition for most families with young kids is to celebrate a “not-so-scary” version of Halloween at one of Orlando’s other theme parks. The most popular family friendly Halloween attractions in Orlando are Legoland, Seaworld and Walt Disney World Resort.
Brick-or-Treat at LegoLand Florida – Each weekend in October
Brick-or-Treat at Legoland is a family-friendly Halloween celebration. For the second year in a row LegoLand Florida has the largest Lego Jack-O-Lantern in the world. The Halloween themed attraction will bring back its not-so-spooky scavenger hunt, trick-or-treating on the Brick Trail and kids costume contest. All rides, attractions and shows will be open for the event and there is no separate charge for admission. The event takes place each Saturday in October from 9:30am to 7pm and Sundays in October from 9:30am to 6pm. For more info, click here.
Halloween Spooktacular at Seaworld – Each weekend in October
Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular brings childhood “fantaseas” to life with enchanted underwater pathways and charming sea creatures. Costumed youngsters can find everything from pumpkin fishes to friendly sea witches in a scavenger hunt as they search for hidden treats and treasures at more than a dozen different enchanted stations. For an extra fee families can upgrade their tickets to include the “boo”-ffet breakfast with Count Von Count and characters from Sesame Street. The event will run each Saturday and Sunday in October from 9am to 8pm and it is included with regular park admission. For more info, click here.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Select Nights September 10 – November 1
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party happens every year at Magic Kingdom. Guests of all ages come dressed up in their favorite Halloween costumes and go trick-or-treating with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. This year you can meet the stars from the Haunted Mansion in Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and take a not-so-scary ride with the Headless Horseman at the Haunted Mansion attraction. Of course your night at Walt Disney World wouldn’t be complete without a visit from the Disney villains in Happy HalloWishes fireworks show. Rides will be open until the stroke of midnight. This event is not included with regular park admission so you must purchase a ticket in advance. For more info, click here.